How to make a personalized mug for Mother’s Day with markers

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If you think it’s too late to get a personalized mug for Mother’s Day, you’re wrong. You can make one at home and even make it a fun activity for the kids. 

This easy and adorable personalized mug can be made at home and is the perfect Mother's Day gift. Let your kids decorate it with markers and then fill with candy, tea bags or bath products.You can customize anything that is oven-safe: bowls, mugs, and even ceramic plates. The best part? I have a special trick so the designs, name or message won’t fade away.  

How to decorate a personalized mug for Mother’s Day

You will need:

  • White mug (if you don’t have any at home, you can get them at the Dollar Store, Target, Walmart or even the supermarket)
  • Sharpie Oil Based markers (Important: They MUST be oil-based)
  • Alcohol wipe or cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol
  • Oven

Instructions:

  • Wipe down the exterior of the mug with the alcohol wipe to remove any dirt or oils.
  • Using your Sharpie Oil Based Paint Markers, let your child draw on their mug.This easy and adorable personalized mug can be made at home and is the perfect Mother's Day gift. Let your kids decorate it with markers and then fill with candy, tea bags or bath products.
  • Once finished decorating the mug, place it upside down directly on the oven grate. Only then heat it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 C). Important: Do not pre-heat your oven before putting the mugs inside.
  • Once the 350F (177 C) temperature is reached, let your mug “bake” for 30 minutes.
  • After “baking” for 30 minutes at 350F, turn off the oven and let the mugs cool down inside the oven.
  • Once the oven has completely cooled, remove your mugs.This easy and adorable personalized mug can be made at home and is the perfect Mother's Day gift. Let your kids decorate it with markers and then fill with candy, tea bags or bath products.

Yield: 1 mug

How to make a personalized mug for Mother's Day with markers

How to make a peronalized mug with Sharpies
Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Materials

  • White mug
  • Sharpie OIL BASED Paint Markers
  • Alcohol wipe or cotton ball with alcohol
  • Oven

Instructions

  1. Wipe down the exterior of the mug with the alcohol wipe to remove any dirt or oils.
  2. Using your Sharpie OIL BASED Paint Markers, let your child draw on his/her mug.
    Once finished decorating his/her mug, place it upside down directly on the oven grate AND THEN heat it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. (Do not pre-heat your oven before putting the mugs inside).
  3. Once the 350F temperature is reached, let your mug “bake” for 30 minutes.
  4. After “baking” for 30 minutes at 350F, turn off the oven and let the mugs cool down inside the oven.
  5. Once the oven has completely cooled, remove your mug.

Notes

Must use oil-based markers or else designs will wash away.

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You can fill the mug with candies, bath products, flowers or tea bags. That way it’s a super special gift to pamper Mom. And don’t forget to include a Mother’s Day card! You can also make one at home with watercolors.


This easy and adorable personalized mug can be made at home and is the perfect Mother's Day gift. Let your kids decorate it with markers and then fill with candy, tea bags or bath products.

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